Netflix is buffing up its Marvel series repertoire by premiering new shows and ordering another serving Jessica Jones Season 2.
The first season of Jessica Jones, top billed by Krysten Ritter for the titular role, was a massive hit for viewers. The badass heroine used her super-sleuthing skills to track down Kilgrave, the main baddie played by the menacing David Tennant and has the ability to control people’s wills. By the end of Jessica Jones Season 1, Jessica was able to end Kilgrave’s life by breaking his neck and saving the life of her best friend, Trish Walker (Rachel Taylor).
So what’s in store for the characters in the second season of Jessica Jones? Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg hints that the show’s sophomore run will focus on the supporting characters.
“That’s the trick of a show that’s called ‘Jessica Jones.’ If she’s not in the scene, it’s not a guarantee that scene will end up in the final picture,” Rosenberg tells The Nerdist. “You have to earn secondary character stories. You have to flesh them out enough so that they can eventually carry stories of their own, which is very much what season one was about… I’m hopeful that I can at least give her a day off in the six-month period. This is a very, very hardworking woman. I think it’s important that there be some balance.”
That said, there will be a lot of room to develop the other characters’ story arcs, particularly Trish Walker’s and Will Simpson’s. In comic book series these two characters powers possess super powers that remained unknown in the first season. Trish transforms into the superhero Hellcat. She is affiliated with the Avengers and Defenders. On the other hand, Will’s (Wil Traval) alter ego is Nuke and he possesses superhuman strength and resistance to physical injury.
It will be interesting to see their superhero identities get explored in the second season.
Filming for Jessica Jones Season 2 will commence after Marvel’s The Defenders wraps up, Examiner reports. The Defenders is the crime-fighting coalition composed of Jessica Jones, Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones).
Marvel’s Luke Cage will premiere on Netflix on Sept. 30.